Königsberg Chewra Kadischa

Index of Jews in Königsberg evaluated

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the cooperation of Ralph Salinger in Israel (JewishVilkaviskis.org) and Michael Leiserowitz from the Association of Jews in East Prussia, another source has been added to the database “Jews in Königsberg”. It will one day become the basis for an information centre on Jews in Königsberg.

Mikveh zoom in

First pictures of the Mikveh

In January 2020 we were able to take a look at the shell of the mikveh, which is located in the basement of the recently inaugurated synagogue in Kaliningrad. Now the city of Kaliningrad has got a centre for a Jewish identity as a community again. Let’s hope to be able to further complete the dream that has recently come true.

Jewish Walking Tour Cutout

Walk through Jewish Koenigsberg

We invite you to discover the Jewish Königsberg in Kaliningrad. The first brochure describes the residential area where most of the Jews in the city

Mikwe old and new in Koenigsberg

The Mikveh for Kaliningrad

The Mikveh is still waiting to be furnished in the basement of the synagogue. For the religious life of the congregation, the possibility of visiting a Mikveh is a basic need. Many Jewish women are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to fully practice their religious lives

Deutschlandfunk Beitrag Sander

German radio: A landmark of Jewish life

Original sounds (in German) of the descendants of the Jews from Königsberg and community members can be heard at the opening. And it is about the developments and plans around this outstanding building in the first year of its existence.

Meeting in Berlin about Museum in Kaliningrad

Talks in Berlin about Kaliningrad

(Translated from German, FB post of East Prussian State Museum SEP 20 2019) Last November, after a few years, the Königsberg Synagogue was reopened after

Opening Restaurant Synagogue

Kosher dining room in Kaliningrad

It’s happened! Today the kosher dining room in Kaliningrad synagogue started its work (at the site of the former Koenigsberger Syn.). It opened its doors

Offenbach Koenigsberg Books

Part 4 Searching for traces

After the end of the war, the stolen libraries reached Offenbach, the Offenbach Archival Depot (photo). This was the central collection point for the literature

Books Synagogue Koenigsberg

Where did the books disappear to?

As early as the summer of 1938, Nazi authorities ordered that all Jewish libraries be registered. The order for the Reichspogromnacht also meant that archive

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